Changes to the Classification of Pregabalin and Gabapentin.

Pregablin and Gabapentin have been reclassified as controlled drugs by the NHS.  If you are prescribed these medications then the following will now apply:

  • Prescriptions cannot be sent electronically to the chemist so will be printed and signed.
  • The maximum amount we can now prescribe is 30 days
  • These items will be removed from repeat prescribing and must now be requested.
  • The script must be dispensed within 28 days or it becomes invalid

We do appreciate the disruption these changes may cause some patients however, although the change in classification to a controlled drug is beyond our control, it does represent the significance of these medications. Our medical system has been updated to reflect these changes and we cannot override this.

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